Genealogy in Sala Consilina

If you search your ancestors in Sala Consilina, in the province of Salerno, Campania region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Sala Consilina

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Sala Consilina town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Sala Consilina follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Sala Consilina during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Sala Consilina to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Campania and of course in Sala Consilina too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Sala Consilina from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sala Consilina. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Sala Consilina archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Salerno province are:
Alfano, Amato, Annunziata, Apicella, Bruno, Califano, Caputo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cuomo, D’Amato, D’Ambrosio, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, Esposito, Ferraioli, Ferrara, Gallo, Giordano, Greco, Grimaldi, Iannone, Lamberti, Landi, Manzo, Marino, Napoli, Pagano, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Pepe, Rinaldi, Rizzo, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Senatore, Sessa, Sica, Sorrentino, Tortora, Trotta, Vitale, Vitolo, Volpe.

Church Records in Sala Consilina

Church archives in Salerno province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Salerno started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Sala Consilina on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Sala Consilina:

SS. ANNUNZIATA – P.zza Umberto I


S. STEFANO – Via Cavour


SS. TRINITA’ – Via Trinita’, 18

Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Sala Consilina area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Sala Consilina forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Sala Consilina feel free to leave a message below.

30 thoughts on “Genealogy in Sala Consilina”

  1. To Whom it may concern ,,

    My name is Richard LaPelosa and my Grandfather Angelo and Great Grandfather Dominick are from Sala Consilina and I would like some background history of my ancestors and how far back they go.

    Thanking you in Advance

  2. I am trying to research my G2 Grandfather Giovanni Avallone. I think he was born in Sala Consiina August 3, 1845 and Died 1878 in Salerno, Italy? How would I go about verifying these dates? Where do you go to search the records? Also, are there any online records indexed way back to 1845 in this region?

    1. I Like to read the questions or comments. The best place I found for on line records is I was able to go back to the early 1600’s on some lines of my Italian family.

  3. I’m looking for my relatives in this region the name is Labriola. I’m doing this for my mother if you could give me any information, especially on the chapel in that name or any relatives,I would greatly appreciate it.

  4. My grand Father, Pietro Lopardo was born here, Jan 25, 1886.. He migrated to New York, USA. Early 1900s.

  5. Hello my name is Dominick I’m trying to find out what my great grandmothers name is and information about her life. My great grandfathers name was Giovanni Costanzo he came to America with my great grandmother late 1800’s early 1900’s they had two sons in America Luigi and martino in 1902 and 1904 returned back to Italy and I believe had another 2 or 3 sons my great grandmother died very young 30’s-40’s my great grandfather and two of his sons returned to America in the early 1920’s settling in New Jersey and New York any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  6. My husbands great grandfather was a foundling born September 1, 1850 left at a midwifes home in Sala Consalina. He was given the name Giacinto Proto. I am trying to find out any information about him and his real parents. Was he adopted or did his real parents ever come forward. Any information would be appreciated.

  7. hello , my name is tom and i’m trying to get some info on lorenza bocca & maria votta. they had a son michele bocca born 1783 he married maria teresa cardinale born 1786. they married july 1st. 1811. any help is greatly appreciated. thank you

  8. Ciao! Recently found out my grandfather Giuseppe Focarile was born in Sala Consilina in 1878. ( An unknown distant cousin in Canada had info,I am in NY. )
    Guiseppe’s father was Vincenzo Focarile
    who was Married to Maria Guiseppa Cartarone or Tartarone. Anyone have any information on Cartarone or Tartarone family.
    Do you know where I can look up marriage records for Sala Consilina or nearby towns.
    Grazi mille!

    1. Looking for information on my grandparents Pietro Cestaro, Vincenza (Sabia) Cestaro. They are from Sala Consilina.

    2. Hi Linda,

      I have information about your grandfather Giuseppe who was born on October 22, 1878. Your great-grandmother’s name was Tartarone.


  9. Hello all! My family name is Romano, and my grandfather was born in Sala Consilina on March 2, 1896. He immigrated to America I believe at the age of 19. I am looking for his birth record/certificate. Any ideas where I might begin to find it? I will be there in October 2020. I would be grateful for a path to follow, any tips you all have, and am willing to return the favor. Thanks so much!

    1. I am trying to find birth records for my great-grandmother, Stella Vallone (Vallona / Avellone) who might have been born in Sala Consilina around 1863. She later emigrated to the U.S. I would love to know more about her and who her parents were. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Hello, My name is Michael J.Anzelone (nee Anzalone). My great grandfather Giuseppe Anzalone, I believe was born in
    Sala Consilina in 1864. He immigrated to the US in 1880 at the age of 16. My Grandfather always told me his father was “salese.” I believe the only people that refer to themselves as salese are from Sala Consilina. Is this true? I would like to get informqtion on my gret grandfathers parents. I know his mother’s name was Mary. How do I start? Many Thanks

  11. Ciao,
    I will be in Sala Consilina 21-22 April 2018 and would like to meet any “Fina” who might be related to me and still lives there. My grandfather, EDUARDO FINA, a tailor, was born in SC on 4 Sept 1885. He came to the USA in 1912, by himself. He had two brothers, Ernesto and Silvio who remained in Italy and worked at The Fina Flour Mill. Not sure if there were other siblings. Seeking Birth or Baptismal Certificate for names of his parents and name of his parish church. I grew up in Brooklyn NY in the 1950-60s where we visited with Eduardo’s cousin Michael Fina who traveled every two years to visit his family in SC. The flour company still existed then. Grazie mille for any information.

    1. Hi Gretchen,
      This is the funniest thing. I recently spent a few weeks in Sala, and 2 of the nicest people I met were a fellow named Granieri and another named Fina.

  12. Robert Spinelli

    My father, Michael Spinelli was born in Sala Consilina on September 10, 1899. His family took him to America in 1900. His father’s name was Frank or Francis Spinelli he was married to his first cousin Rosemary Spinelli. I’m not sure of their first names. Their first could have been changed when they came to America. My wife and I are going to Italy in October.

  13. My grandfather, Giacinto D’Amelio comes from Sala Consilina. I would like to find any D’Amelio relatives there or in the area. Grazie.

  14. My father was born on September 10,1899. I think in the provence of Salerno and the town of Sala Consilina. Can you verify this. Thank you. His family migrated to America when he was one year old.
    Robert Spinelli

  15. My grandfather’s name is Felice Camera. He was born in Sala Consilina on November 10, 1888. He emigrated to the United States in the early 1900s (approx. 1905) with his brother Constantino. His mother, father and another brother remained in Sala Consilina. I believe that his fathers name was Luigi and his mothers name was Angelina. His other brother that stayed in Italy was named Michele . I would like to find out my great grandmothers( Angelina) maiden name and know if I have any distant relatives that are still living in Sala Consilina. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  16. My wife’s great grandfather according to her father came from Sala Consilina, would you be able to assist me in finding records of him if I provided his name and date of birth?

  17. My grand grand parent Miguel D’Elia was born in Sala Consilina between 1855 and 1865. I’vo got an answer after two months that they don’t have a record, but the guy was very reluctant to help or provide any other information, as a friend called the register by phone. Is there a list of churches so I can try to contact them by phone?
    On the other side, should I first chech at Napoli?
    Thank you.

  18. I am trying to get a full copy of my dad’s Birth Certificate. His name is Michele Focarile and he was born in Sala Consilina around 1950. I need this to get my dual citizenship. Help needed desperately.

  19. My mother Rosa Chiantese was born in Sala Consilina on December 21, 1941. I would like to find a birth certificate or any local information about her and her family. Rosa immigrated to America approximately at the age of 5. I believe her father Stefano Chiantese died in 1942 of what we believe was a ruptured appendix.

  20. hello,trying to locate family ancesters,great grandfather Michele Arcangelo Garone,he was born there,came to New York (1872-1879?)died there,Would appreciate any help. thanx,Rita

  21. Ciao,
    I’m Just starting to look for my families Genealogy. My grandfather’s name is Michael Antony Gentile and my grandmother’s name was Sabina Pastini(not really sure about the last name spelling of her name) I know he was from Sala Consilina as that’s what my father Ralph Gentile told me before he passed away. Any help you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated.
    Grazie mille.

  22. Ciao. I am trying to obtain a copy of my grandfather’s birth certificate. I know he was from Sala Consilina as he always spoke of his hometown. I assume he was born there. I know his birth date and when he emigrated to America ( at age 9, with his mother)I would appreciate any advice. I also know his mother’s maiden name and his father’s first name.
    Grazie mille.

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